iPad mail app in portrait sucks

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ani23, Apr 27, 2011.

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iPad mail app in portrait mode ...

  1. Sucks

    29 vote(s)
    35.8%
  2. Is great

    12 vote(s)
    14.8%
  3. Its ok

    40 vote(s)
    49.4%
  1. ani23 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Seriously it closes the mails from tab every time you open one. They couldn't figure out a better option? Voice your opinions in the pol.
     
  2. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    I don't have a problem with it, but if it bothers you so much I'm sure that there are other mail apps in the app store, and most likely your email provider has a mobile version of their site you can use.
     
  3. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    #3
    Ideally, you're meant to use it in landscape, and rotate to portrait, when you want to concentrate on a particular email.
     
  4. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    Mail is one of the few non-game apps I use in landscape.
     
  5. jdcell100 macrumors regular

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    What would you want the mail to look like in portrait mode?
     
  6. cjbryce macrumors 6502

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    #6
    Use it in landscape.

    Steve

    Sent from my iPad 2 (in landscape mode)


    :D
     
  7. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    Magical :)
     
  8. Stefx73 macrumors regular

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    I always use my iPad in landscape mode, except for book reading.
     
  9. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto, almost always have the iPad in landscape mode. I type to much to fiddle around with portrait mode. Most of my emails themselves are fairly short. People generally send me longer things as attachments.

    From time to time I'll do some reading in portrait mode, things like PDFs or eBooks. But mostly I'm replying or commenting, or doing something that requires the keyboard. And I type much more comfortably using all of my fingers in landscape.

    Portrait mode for mail is something I hardly use, so it doesn't really bother me.
     
  10. Mikee.Nu macrumors member

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    I'd have to agree.

    I usually read emails in portrait mode and wish there was a way to turn on the side column even if it did minimize the space for emails.

    I think turning it to landscape to get a better view of the email is a better solution over turning to landscape to get the column to show up constantly.

    Navigation is important when sifting through emails.

    Plus, a name and few lines of the email shouldn't take up so much space - not sure why the heck it needs to be so wide.
     
  11. Mattstkc macrumors 6502a

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    you're holding it wrong.
     
  12. Skika macrumors 68030

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    I agree, it could be better. I think it would be great it it would be like on the mac, half screen emails, other half the email selected showing. Top/bottom.

    Pinch in to go full screen, pinch out to go back half half mode. Think ipad's youtube app.
     
  13. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    #14
    this
     
  14. Helmigurt macrumors member

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    I think most of the apps look and handle better in landscape. My iPad 2 is locked in landscape all the time..
     
  15. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I never use landscape mode at all - for reading emails, books, apps, websites, it's always portrait.
     
  16. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    If the iPad had a retina display I would use it in portrait more often. However, since it does not, it is too blurry most of the time in portrait so I have to use it in landscape.
     
  17. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    My little brain can only cope with reading one email at a time, I like portrait.
     
  18. Stefx73 macrumors regular

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    Huh?
    I read one email at a time in landscape mode.
     
  19. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed it`s not great in portrait mode.
    I use landscape exclusively except when using iBooks.
     

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